May 2017 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP offer public presentation on counterfeit currency

May 16, 2017 2:37 PM

Red Deer, Alberta – In support of Crime Prevention Week, Red Deer RCMP are hosting a public presentation on Wednesday to assist interested members of the public in learning to recognize counterfeit currency; this hour long presentation will take place at 2:30 pm on Wednesday, May 17 at the downtown Red Deer detachment, located at 4602 51 Avenue, in the Community Room off the lobby.

A counterfeit expert from the Bank of Canada and the fraud and counterfeit lead officer from the Alberta RCMP will present examples of counterfeit techniques, education on how to recognize counterfeit currency and the opportunity to see and handle examples of counterfeit currency. The presentation will take approximately one to 1.5 hours.

Everyone is welcome; those people who regularly work with cash will find this presentation of use in learning to recognize counterfeit currency and avoid fraud and financial loss. The presentation is offered free of charge thanks to the commitment by the Bank of Canada and the RCMP to public education and loss reduction. Coffee and cookies will be served.

Crime Prevention Week in Alberta runs from May 15 to 21, and Red Deer RCMP will be sharing public education items throughout the week aimed at crime prevention and loss reduction.

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Red Deer RCMP